Solitude is sometimes how I choose to spend my days off. I originally had a lunch scheduled with a good friend of mine. Our plan was to check out a new spot in Denver that I have heard mixed reviews of. I was determined to experience it for myself. I woke up and had a touch of a tickle at the back of my throat. I thought I could slam some apple cider vinegar to power through it or hydrate on water. I did consider postponing the lunch, too.
While planning out my morning, I looked up how to deal with a slow drain in the shower. I have been trying to pour toxic chemicals down it which does help and hinder the entire process. Releases toxins that I do not need to be exposed to and can harm the pipes I know. I looked up natural ways to tackle this issue and found some interesting suggestions. Using a wire hanger. Mixing baking soda and vinegar which one website proposed and another said absolutely not. I saw hot water suggestions, salt and was about to embark on one of the methods when I remembered that I had poured something in it last night. I went to flush the liquids out and saw that the drain was no longer a moat. Seriously. In the last month, I have been bathing in my shower and waiting for the water to minimize. It's been annoying! And I think about how much soap and hair have been blocking the drain.
After figuring out the shower, I did a quick maintenance of the bathroom and kitchen sink. I really have no interest in calling a plumber or wading through water to conclude my shower. Around this time, I received a text from my lunch date asking to postpone our lunch. Work needed her attention and I was more than happy to oblige. I could agree to postponing without actually admitting I, too, wanted a rain check.
I broke my belt buckle yesterday. And, this is no ordinary belt. I have had it for twelve years and hope to get it repaired. It is now a matter of where to take it. A co-worker suggested a cobbler. I tried to arrange an appointment but the cobbler I called said if it was the buckle they would not be able to help me. If I had a problem with the leather, yes, they could do something. I thought about walking to cherry creek to see a shoe and tailor as well as check out a few consignment shops. I do need a belt for work. I rigged a mock belt last night but it was not that fashionable or practical. It was pretty awful and lame!
Originally, downtown seemed like a viable option--lunch date, available cobblers, I could pick up some money from work and do a later yoga class. When lunch was no longer an option, I reconsidered my location options. I would prefer to go to cherry creek and consignment shop, see a tailor and maybe push my yoga class til 5. I kept going back and forth with how to utilize my time. In the end, I chose to go to a noon yoga class and head to cherry creek afterwards. I could do another load of laundry, too. Around 2 p.m. the weather changed. Cooler, a little windy and no more sun. I knew I had made the right decision to wait to go anywhere. I remained indoors and have been binge watching shows in the background while making plans. I made dinner and will go to bed early. I believe it is in my best interest. I can shake the tickle at the back of my throat and get a good night of sleep. My laundry is done for the week and tomorrow, I will teach a new student. I think Alexis is more of a barterer. I see a bottle of wine in my future. And unless it snows overnight and into tomorrow, I arranged a body scrub/massage session at the Korean spa in southeast Denver. I am excited to detox in the saunas and relax. Body maintenance is essential and I intend to check out this day spa monthly.
I do have plans for tomorrow and the upcoming week. Soon, I will be flying out to Nashville and hopefully reconnecting with friends from Denver and Santa Fe. Music, alone, will entice me and don't get me started on the food factor. I am super excited for this adventure!